– Graham, Derby

“I joined this tour (Brazil) and thought I would let you know how much I enjoyed it. It was very well organised and extremely successful, and Ray with the help of our Brazilian guide Bruno worked hard to ensure that every strand of enthusiasm was catered for, whether riding the trains, action photography or, as in my case, recording and photographing as many steam locos as possible. There were many highlights, but one that stands out is São João del Rei, where Ray and Bruno obtained permission for an unrestricted visit to the depot and roundhouse on this attractive system. Other recent visitors have not had such luck. It meant we saw all 19 steam locos here instead of about 6. The hotel and meal arrangements worked well and both coach drivers were very good. All in all this was a superb tour in every respect.”